Commission a Sculpture

Michael Binkley has successfully completed hundreds of commissioned sculptures for clients in a wide range of scale and budget.

michael binkley sculptor sculpture original fine art gallery vancouver canada commission artist

michael binkley sculptor sculpture original fine art gallery vancouver canada commission artist

michael binkley sculptor sculpture original fine art gallery vancouver canada commission artist

michael binkley sculptor sculpture original fine art gallery vancouver canada commission artist

Commissioning an Artist to create a piece of art can be an exciting, collaborative experience. With over 35 years experience in dealing with patrons directly, Michael Binkley has a gentle, inclusive approach to each patron’s particular needs. Binkley guides his patrons through the commission process and his ability to pinpoint abstract mental ideas and bring them to concrete fruition results in a true collaboration and a spectacular sculpture. Whether it be a major sculpture for an interior or exterior space, or a smaller presentation or corporate gift, Binkley is flexible to accommodate a variety of timelines and budgets.

The four-step process for commissioning a sculpture is as follows:

1. An initial consultation between you and Binkley ascertains the scope of the project. Subject, scale, stone type, timeline and budget are discussed. Binkley is available via Skype, phone or e-mail to accommodate for various time zones and schedules.

2. A non-refundable 10% design fee is charged to retain Binkley to create drawings to determine a design that is acceptable to you. The 10% design fee is deducted from the final payment for the project.

3. Once a final design has been established, a production and payment schedule is determined. At this point a 50% installment is required in order for Binkley to begin carving. (For larger scale projects, an additional installment of 20% – 30% may be required). During production you are quite welcome to book a time to see the carving in progress, or Binkley can send you regular updates via photos on email.

4. Once the sculpture is finished and the work is acceptable to you, final payment is due before the sculpture can be released for delivery.

If you’d like to start a dialogue with Michael Binkley about carving an original sculpture or if you have questions, please Contact us!

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Here are just some successful commissioned project stories:

“Sea Shells,” Queen Mary 2 ocean liner

“Remembrance in Jade,” Canada’s first War Memorial in jade

“Winds of War – the Presentation to Paris,” life-sized female nudes

“Ansia,” life-sized female nude

“Breadfruit Leaf” public art sculpture in Hawaii

“Lady Bertha – Ode to Henry Moore” Reclining abstract figure, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“Muskox” in nephrite jade

“Circle of Love” figurative sculpture

Michael Binkley